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Lt. Colonel George Krom, Jail Administrator

 

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  1. CONTACT visits are conducted each week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. There are no contact visits on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. (The facility adheres to the County of Dutchess holiday schedule).
     
  2. NON-CONTACT visits are conducted seven days a week. There are no non-contact visits on holidays.
      
  3. Each inmate is permitted two (2), one-hour (60-minute) contact visits per week. (MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY).
     
  4. Each inmate is allowed up to 1 adult and two children, 2 adults and 1 child or 2 adult visitors.
     
  5. Visits will be scheduled on a “Walk In” basis based on availability. “Walk In” is defined as upon arrival you will be signed in for the contact/booth visit, once both the visitor and inmate arrive at the visit the one hour session will begin.

    MORNING SESSIONS AFTERNOON SESSIONS
    8:30 am – 9:45 am 12:20 pm – 1:45 pm
     
  6. Visitors MUST:

    A) Visitors must arrive at the facility no later than 9:30 AM for the morning session and 1:30 PM for the afternoon session in order to ensure both the visitor and the inmate receive one full hour. Visitors must be signed in by 9:45AM or 1:45PM or may be denied their visit.

    B) Visitors must walk through and successfully clear an electronic metal scanner, wearing all clothing (to include shoes) without the scanner sounding its alarm.

    NOTE: VISITORS WHO FAIL TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE SCANNING PROCESS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS TO THE CONTACT VISIT ROOM OR THE BOOTH VISIT ROOM.
     
  7. It is strongly recommended visitors do not wear “bib” style jeans, button fly jeans, underwire bras or shoes containing metal supports. These items cause the electronic scanner to sound its alarm and will result in a denial of access to the contact visit room. Sneakers are highly recommended, as shoes often fail to pass the metal detector. Items not allowed in the visit room include, but are not limited to; plastic/metal barrettes, hooded clothing and jewelry (with the exception of a wedding band or religious jewelry).
     
  8. Visitors will not be permitted to wear ripped clothing, orange clothing, or tank tops.
     
  9. Visitors must wear clothing that is size appropriate. Example if your size in clothing is a small you will not be permitted to enter the visit room in large clothing.
     
  10. Visitors will not be permitted to enter the visit room in layered clothing.
     
  11. Visitors with medical appliance passes need to submit proof from a doctor confirming said appliance. The medical appliance must state their inability to pass through the metal detector. These visitors will be hand scanned before being admitted to a visit. The medical appliance pass will be valid for one year.
     
  12. Personal property for inmates can only be brought to the facility on Saturday or Sunday from 8:30AM10:30AM / 12:30PM-2:30PM. Guidance concerning those personal property items which will be accepted are:

    A) SNEAKERS ARE THE ONLY FOOTWEAR ACCEPTED INTO THE FACILITY. ALL
    SNEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO STAFF APPROVAL.

    B) Magazines and books including the Bible, Koran etc. will no longer be accepted through visits.

    C) Magazines and books will come directly from the publisher or bookstore (ie. Amazon.com, bn.com, etc.) via the US Postal Service or similar commercial carrier.

    D) Legal paperwork is accepted on behalf of an inmate.
     
  13. ONLY THE FOLLOWING APPROVED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

    A) UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID CARDS WHICH INCLUDES PHOTO (US PASSPORT, US MILITARY, ETC.).

    B) STATE ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE/NON-DRIVERS ID OR SOCIAL SERVICE CARDS.

    C) INFANTS AND SMALL CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED TO VISIT WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY THE CUSTODIAL PARENT. THE CUSTODIAL PARENT MUST PRESENT A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

    D) CHILDREN LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE PERMITTED TO VISIT UNACCOMPANIED BY THE CUSTODIAL PARENT AS LONG AS A PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND RETAINED ON FILE.

    **ALL FORMS OF ID MUST INCLUDE CURRENT ADDRESS (NO PO BOXES). IF ADDRESS IS NOT ON ID CARD AN ELECTRIC, PHONE, GAS, OR CABLE BILL WITH THE PERSON’S NAME WILL SUFFICE.
     
  14. GENERAL RULES FOR VISITORS:

    A)  NO FOOD MAY BE BROUGHT INTO OR CONSUMED WITHIN THE LOBBY AREA.

    B) CHEWING GUM AND/OR CANDY IS NOT ALLOWED IN EITHER THE CONTACT OR NONCONTACT VISITS ROOMS.

    C) DURING THE COURSE OF A VISIT, BOTH AN INMATE AND HIS OR HER VISITOR(S) MUST REMAIN SEATED WITH BOTH FEET ON THE FLOOR. PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT OF CHILDREN IN THEIR CHARGE.

    D) PHYSCIAL CONTACT OTHER THAN AN INITIAL HELLO/GOOD-BYE KISS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

    E)  VISITORS MAY NOT BRING ANY ITEMS INTO THE CONTACT VISIT ROOM.

    F) ANY VISITOR CAUGHT STANDING ON THE WALKWAY OR DRIVEWAY AND YELLING UP TO SOMEONE OR HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE IN A CELL WILL BE SUBJECT TO A LOSS OF HIS OR HER VISITING PRIVILEGES FOR A MINIMUM OF THIRTY (30) DAYS.

    G) SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ON COUNTY PROPERTY. ANYONE CAUGHT SMOKING ON COUNTY PROPERTY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A LOSS OF HIS OR HER VISITING PRIVELEGES FOR A MINIMUM OF THIRTY (30) DAYS.
     
  15. Violating any of the rules stated herein, posted within the main lobby, or the contact visit room, will result in the termination of a visit(s) and/or possible additional penalties.

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